Understanding Your Test Scores
All CELBAN tests are scored by two trained independent CELBAN assessors. Scores are then compared to ensure accuracy of scoring and converted to CLB levels.
Listening and Reading
To determine the CLB level, first your raw score (number of correct answers out of the total number of questions) is converted to a percentage. Then, ranges of percentages are converted to CLB levels.
Each CLB level covers a range of percentages, not just one point.
90 – 100% = CLB level 10
82 – 89% = CLB level 9
75 – 81% = CLB level 8
92 – 100% = CLB level 10
83 – 91% = CLB level 9
74 – 82% = CLB level 8
65 – 73% = CLB level 7
For example, a candidate who achieves 65% on the reading test and one who achieves 73% would both receive a score of CLB level 7.
Speaking and Writing
In CELBAN Speaking there are nine criteria used in scoring; in CELBAN Writing, there are six criteria used in scoring (two on Task A and four on Task B). Each criterion is assigned a CLB level, and the complete test is assigned an overall CLB level. Remember that each CLB level represents a range of scores, not just 1 point.